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Caregiver perception of asthma management of children in the context of poverty

Objective: Low-income caregivers of young children with high-risk asthma experience social stressors and illness-related demands that may impede effective home asthma management. Knowledge of the caregiving experience in the context of poverty is limited. Methods: Convenience sampling methods were used to recruit low-income caregivers of children aged 7-12 years, who are frequently in the Emergency Room (ED) for uncontrolled asthma.

Sun, 01/01/2023 - 15:52

An evaluation of natural environment interventions for informal cancer caregivers in the community

Background: Home-based informal caregiving by friends and family members of patients with cancer is becoming increasingly common globally with rates continuing to rise. Such caregiving is often emotionally and cognitively demanding, resulting in mental exhaustion and high perceived burden. Support for caregivers may be fostered by engagement with the natural environment. Interaction with nature is associated with mental health benefits such as stress reduction and improved well-being.

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 15:40

An evaluation of a therapeutic garden's influence on the quality of life of aged care residents with dementia

To evaluate whether a therapeutic garden can improve the quality of life of aged care residents with dementia and their carers, objective instruments as well as interviews with residents, staff, and family members were employed.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Care home design for people with dementia: what do people with dementia and their family carers value?

Objectives: To report on the views of people with dementia who live in care homes and their family carers on aspects of design that are important to them, and discuss these in relation to developing physical care environments that respond to the wishes of people with dementia and their family carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

How woodlands and forests enhance mental well-being

Woods and forests can enhance the psychological well-being with early stage dementia. In this article, the author reports on initial findings from a pilot programme of activities based in an urban woodland setting for people with early stage dementia. Activities included woodland walks, tree planting, nature photography, fire lighting and woodland cookery. Data were collected through observing the activities and interviewing the people with dementia, carers and staff at the end of the 10-week programme.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11